OJ Simpson’s Acquittal Suit Finds Place In Washington Museum

May 3rd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
ojLos Angeles, May 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Armani suit that O.J. Simpson had worn back in the year 1995 during the much publicized trial that proved the innocence of the football player over charges of murder, is now at a Washington Museum. Mike Gilbert, the former manager to O.J. Simpson carried the suit complete with a white shirt and a golden tie and handed it over to Newseum in Washington, according to reports.

O.J. Simpson was charged in the twin murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, for which he was acquitted by a County Superior Court in Los Angeles back in October, 1995 after a trial of about nine months. Since then the suit has been in the possession of his ex-manager Mike Gilbert. After a long span of 15 years, the clothes finally have a place of their own. Museum authorities have said that the garment will be up for show in the coming months and the press and television media will be invited in its first screening.

Earlier, the ownership of the garment had led to a legal dispute, with Fred Goldman, the father of Ronald Goldman claiming his rights over its possession. However Mike Gilbert, who had always said that he was the rightful owner of the suit first thought about the idea of donating it to a museum. The Armani suit was previously handed offered to the Smithsonian Museum, who refused it on the grounds that it would be inappropriate for its collections. While the world is busy with his suit O.J. Simpson is presently serving a prison term in Las Vegas.

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